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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. Hi!, I'm new here, gluten free now for almost 2 months and wondering if I will ever be able to eat anything other than Breyer's lactose free vanilla ice cream without having diarrhea the next day, but it looks like maybe not....which is okay, just good to hear others' experiences. I would like to clear up a couple of misconceptions from posts above. I am a (retired) family physician, and I will upfront make the disclaimer that this is not medical advice for anyone, and you should always consult your personal physician on health matters. First, though, lactose intolerance is not an allergy. The idea of gradually introducing lactose into your diet will not help the lactose intolerance get better. If it were and allergy, that strategy might work. But it will only give you more diarrhea and gas. Second, the enzyme lactase is not produced by bacteria in your small intestine. the enzyme lives in the brush border of the intestinal lining cells, which are the ones that can get wiped out if you have celiac disease. Hence, no brush border=no lactase enzyme=lactose intolerance=diarrhea. I hope that is helpful.